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folie du doute

folie du doute in Medicine

folie du doute (dü dōōt', dōōt')
A mental disorder characterized by extreme indecision, especially concerning everyday matters, and a pathological preoccupation with minute details.

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  • In addition, she suffered from echolalia, echokinesis, and folie du doute.

  • Among the serious results of faulty mental habit must be included also the doubting folly (folie du doute).

    Why Worry? George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
  • Dr. Johnson, who was a sufferer from folie du doute, had to touch every post he passed.

    Religion and Lust James Weir

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